This plant-based mac and cheese is not only vegan but it's also oil-free, nut-free, soy-free and gluten-free. Made from a base of potatoes, carrots, pumpkin seeds, nutritional yeast and seasonings, the cheesy sauce is 100% plant-based and easy to whip up in your blender. Mix with your favorite gluten-free pasta for an easy main course or side dish.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword gluten free, mac and cheese, nut free, oil free, pasta, soy-free, vegan, vegan cheese
Veggies to mix in such as: broccoli, peas, spinach, kale
Toppings such as: black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, herbs, hot sauce, nutritional yeast flakes,vegan Parmesan cheese
Cover pumpkin seeds with boiling water and set aside for 20 minutes.
Add the potatoes and carrots to a 2-quart pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until soft (approximately 10-12 minutes).
While the pumpkin seeds are soaking and the potatoes and carrots are cooking, cook gluten-free pasta according to package directions.
While the pumpkin seeds are soaking and the potatoes, carrots and pasta are cooking, add nutritional yeast, water, lemon juice, salt, ground mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric to a high-powered blender.
Drain pumpkin seeds along with the potatoes and carrots in a mesh strainer (5 ½" or 7 ⅞" size) and add to the blender.
Secure the lid and blend on high, scraping down the sides as needed, until the ingredients are well-incorporated and the sauce is smooth and creamy (approximately 2 minutes). If the sauce is a little too thick, you can add 1-2 additional tablespoons of water.
When the pasta is done, drain in a colander (rinse only if package directs) and return to the pot or a large mixing or serving bowl.
Pour the sauce onto the pasta and mix in until well-combined.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.Reheat leftovers in a microwave safe dish in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.Nutrition was calculated using Banza chickpea pasta.